CCM launches its 2010-11 Mainstage Series with Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy The Matchmaker. Sure to induce a chuckle with its timeless humor and slapstick flair, the fun-loving show runs from Oct. 27 (preview) through Oct. 31 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus.
CCM is proud to announce our full 2010-11 Mainstage Season! Join us as our young artists light up the night sky with the brilliance and vibrancy that is uniquely CCM.
The 2010-2011 Mainstage Season will sweep you away – from Argentina to small town America, from riotous farce to the deepest of human emotions and across a landscape of truly great works in musical theatre, drama and opera. With sensational Tony Award-winning musical theatre hits, comedy and pathos from the American master playwright Thornton Wilder and opera in all of its glory, each title will be brought to life by the brightest and freshest young talent in Cincinnati. Here is a first look at what next season has to offer:
Life turns upside down in a small Kansas town when a handsome drifter arrives to stir hearts both young and old. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, this bittersweet comedy has set audiences’ hearts ablaze as lives are changed on Labor Day weekend at the annual community picnic. It’s never too late to fall in love!
This week, CCM proudly presents The Rape of Lucretia (1946). Virtue is threatened by corruption in this haunting chamber opera. In ancient times, the city of Rome has fallen into depravity and it seems the only honorable woman who remains is Lucretia. The king’s son seethes with jealousy, determined to test Lucretia’s chastity. The events that ensue become a symbol of the regime’s oppression, sparking an uprising among the people. Featuring some of Britten’s most beautiful music, the opera conveys with intense passion the struggle between evil and redemption. Sung in English with supertitles.
CCM celebrates the 40th anniversary of its musical theatre program with the American Tribal Love/Rock Musical, Hair! Amid the counter-culture revolution of the Age of Aquarius, a tribe of hippies and flower children stage a pacifist rebellion against the Vietnam War and the constraints of the Establishment. They are forced to examine their own beliefs and dreams in this provocative, groundbreaking and profoundly moving musical celebration. Premiered in 1968—the same year the CCM musical theater program was established—Hair is currently enjoying a wildly successful Broadway revival.